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Technical LEGOŽ
by Jeremy McCreary
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The most important things in life I learned from my dogs. Most of the rest I learned by screwing up.


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Most of the MOCs here are working gizmos born of a fascination with gadgets and the science and engineering behind them. Technical LEGOŽ -- my term for the fusion of LEGOŽ with STEM (science, technology, and math) subject matter -- brings out my inner inventor/designer/engineer/toymaker like no other medium.

My work owes a great deal to the folks on my list of favorite builders. Their imagination and ingenuity never cease to amaze.

Hope you'll stay tuned, as I still have many more MOCs to post.

Warning: My write-ups are way too long. I know it. I can't help it. So please feel free to look over any or all of the images and ignore as much of the verbiage as you like.




As you'll see with my Little Black Tank (below), my UniStand, and many other MOCs, I also enjoy cooking up back stories.



Of the scientific MOCs, I think the working 1:12 Mars Science Laboratory rover (aka Curiosity) below is by far the best.



Technical LEGOŽ gives me a chance to operate decent simulations of real machines (like the mining truck below) that my wife would never allow in the house or anywhere near it.



Hence, functional realism usually gets top priority, though I always pay attention to looks as well.

Much of 2014 and 2015 went to designing and building fast, seaworthy Power Functions powerboats like Trident below. She's my 3rd fastest and most improbable boat, the 2nd fastest being Nadine.



I also had a hand in Radio Flyer, winner of the boat drag races at BrickWorld 2015.

Other recurring themes of late all seem to involve high-speed rotary motion. These include (i) propeller-driven carts like MPC3 below, (ii) a 0.85 watt wind turbine, (iii) a wide variety of spinning tops, (iv) a 2-DOF gyro, and (v) a series of flying LEGOŽ rotors and launchers.



Asteroid below is one of my better-looking tops.



The pattern-forming sliding-tile sketchpads like the Truchet tiler below move a lot more slowly, but they do move -- or at least the tiles do.



Every once in a while, I even allow myself to build something that doesn't move at all, like the Tug-in-a-Jug below. OK, OK, the water moves when you shake the bottle.






Folder contents

If you find something of interest in one folder, you may well find similar MOCs in others, as MOCpages allows MOCs to appear in only one.

Folder titles deserving a little explanation, in alphabetical order:

My LEGO creations: Builds that don't fit well in other folders.
Flying LEGO rotors: Propeller-based rotors that actually fly and the launchers that that spin them up.
Gears Gone Wild: Illustrated tutorials on LEGOŽ gearing and axle support and reinforcement.
Machines: Working non-vehicles, including a floating-arm trebuchet that hurls rubber wheels 20 m!
Motorized Boats and Ships: Working Power Functions and rubber band boats, along with illustrated tutorials drawn from experience with nearly 50 working LEGOŽ boats.
Patterns from Tiles: Pattern-forming sliding-tile sketchpads.
Scientific MOCs: MOCs inspired by real scientific devices and vehicles.
Topped Out: Many different spinning tops, a working 2-DOF gyroscope, and even a working Round Up amusement ride that doubles as a top.
Useful Gizmos: Customizable back scratcher, electric top spinner/rubber winder/axle tester, self-leveling name badge, Speed Control interface, universal stand, etc.
Wind Power: Working propeller-driven carts and a wind turbine that generates rather than consumes electricity.



LEGO creations
My LEGO creations
My LEGO creations
5 LEGO creations
Wind Power
Wind Power
4 LEGO creations
Motorized Boats and Ships
Motorized Boats and Ships
22 LEGO creations
Scientific MOCs
Scientific MOCs
6 LEGO creations
Patterns from Tiles
Patterns from Tiles
4 LEGO creations
Mindstorms
Mindstorms
1 LEGO creation
Topped Out
Topped Out
22 LEGO creations
PF Land Vehicles
PF Land Vehicles
7 LEGO creations
Machines
Machines
1 LEGO creation
Gears Gone Wild
Gears Gone Wild
2 LEGO creations
Useful Gizmos
Useful Gizmos
10 LEGO creations
Flying LEGO rotors
Flying LEGO rotors
2 LEGO creations
Vignettes
Vignettes
2 LEGO creations
Parts of parts
Parts of parts
1 LEGO creation


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Artsy tops No one's ever accused me of being artistic, but I do try in my own way. ... Please feel free to look over the images and skip the verbiage....
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Maybellene This seaworthy 0.88 kg, 2.4 W inboard-outboard based on an old 3-section pirate ship hull may not be my fastest boat, but she's very stable...
Miss Vickie
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Miss Vickie This workboat-in-progress is both propelled and steered by a pair of centerline Voith-Schneider propellers.


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